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The Pros and Cons of Hypnotherapy

Pros and Cons of Hypnotherapy

Whether you are trying to stop smoking, lose weight or be more assertive at work, you may be considering hypnotherapy as a path to your long-term goals.

The proponents of hypnotherapy make a lot of promises, and many people claim to have enjoyed great success after being hypnotized.

As with any type of alternative medical treatment, it is important to weigh the pros and cons of hypnotherapy carefully.

There are many hypnotherapy pros and...
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Five Reliable Ways to Cultivate More Mindfulness



How to Cultivate More Mindfulness

Are you wondering how to get more mindfulness in your life? There's always a chance to start anew and create positive connections between you and your family, friends,  and coworkers.

Are you asking yourself, "What is mindfulness?"

According to Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese monk, Zen master,poet, and peace activist: Mindfulness is the energy that helps us recognize the conditions of happiness that are already present in our lives. You don't have to...
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How to Avoid Weight Gain During the Holidays

Holidays and weight gain often go hand in hand. Still, have you ever considered how to enjoy the holidays more than ever, without gaining a single pound?

You can maintain your weight during the holidays. It’s all about self-awareness, your emotional state, and remembering a few tricks to get you past the temptations.

This post will outline simple methods to accomplish all of the above. Of course, it’s not magic. You need to decide you...
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People With Sex Addiction Often Suffered Early Trauma

The cycles of behavior exhibited by people with sex addiction are often connected to traumatic childhood experiences, particularly attachment-related trauma that continues to impair their ability to form healthy interpersonal relationships.

Attachment-related trauma can include physical, sexual or emotional abuse by a parent or caregiver. It can also include neglect, which often leaves children feeling unworthy of affection, attention and love.

This kind of trauma can even include parental enmeshment, which is when parents...
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Beliefs

10 Signs You Have Trust Issues and How to Begin Healing

Trust issues may be your number one obstacle to connection, warmth, and intimacy.

When you're experiencing trust issues, you cannot extend yourself, or make yourself vulnerable in relationships, which is essential to lasting success, according to experts. This post offers unmistakable signs and symptoms of trust issues and points toward their resolution.

But before we get into the 10 signs of trust issues, let’s get the bad news out of the way. The bad news about...
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Beliefs

Failing Toward Success: 15 Quotes About Failure that Give Hope

Reading quotes about failure can give you hope because failure is life's greatest teacher. Once we understand how normal failure is, we begin to look at it differently.

Long-term failure, even compulsive failure or self-sabotage, can be worked with. Deep failures can be turned around. Failure can be accepted and, most of all, learned from. Humility is often born of failure.

So much positive can come from failure that I took the time to...
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Mental Health Nutrition

7 Secret Eating Habits that May Be Signs of an Eating Disorder

If you engage in secret eating, you hide your food consumption from others.

How you might accomplish secret eating is only limited by your imagination and willingness to deceive others who may object.

A British poll of women revealed startling secret eating statistics among respondents.

60% of women admitted to eating ‘guilt foods’ in secret
23% admitted to burying food wrappers in the trash can so others wouldn’t see
One is six women hide pleasure...
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communication

Don’t Go There: A Goal for Family Stress this Thanksgiving Week

Those of us in the are celebrating Thanksgiving this week. For many of us, it means extended family gatherings. And for some of us, those gatherings are stressful.

Family stress can take the "Thanks" and the "Giving" out of the holiday, right?

Here's my proposal: Set a goal to "not go there." Don't give in. Attend your family gathering if that's what you must do, but do it differently this year. Don't give into whatever ancient...
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What is an HSP? – Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is a buzzword in the personal growth and mental health community.

What is HSP? I took the opportunity to interview Joe Capriotti, an HSP Coach, in search of answers.

Here are some commonly asked questions about HSPs, and Joe's answers.
What is a Highly Sensitive Person?
According to the research of Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, between 15-20% of males and females equally are born...
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Beliefs

Shadow Work – 10 Prompts to Shine Light on the Darkness Within

Disclaimer: This post is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for mental health counseling.

Shadow work involves becoming aware of personal beliefs, feelings and parts of yourself that you have been long avoiding or denying.

Associated with Jungian psychology, many of us are intimidated by shadow work. We’ve been resisting these darker elements of ourselves for a reason!

Shadow work is uncomfortable. Your ego does not want to confess that, far beneath the surface,...
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